Collagen exists in the human body in over 25 forms, but more than 90% is formed by Collagen Type 1. New research has indicated that bovine hydrolyzed Collagen Type 1 and 3 play an integral role in the repair and support of connective and structural tissues in the human body. Our new collagen is comprised mostly of a combination of Types 1 and 3 – together, these are the most abundant forms of collagen in the body. This supplement, known as Peptan in research, has been shown to be just as effective for joint health as the original version and even more effective for healthy skin, hair, nails and bones. Although the taste and texture have changed, we have upgraded our collagen to benefit the entire body more efficiently. We have also upgraded the silica from horsetail rush, explaining the darker color. Silica combines with collagen and Vitamin D to create the organic matrix of the bone – this is what calcium attaches to for bone strengthening – and silica combines with collagen to create hair, skin and nails. This is crucial, as silica helps to maintain collagen and the body uses both collagen and silica to create cartilage for joint health. Silica is also used with collagen to create tendons and ligaments.
70% of our skin is made out of collagen, and it is used in health products in many forms. Our body’s natural production of collagen begins to decline at about age 25, leading to wrinkles and skin that is less firm than when we are young. Collagen production decreases at a rate of about 1.5% per year, which means by age 60 you have already lost more than half of the collagen in your body. This affects your joints, bones, skin, hair, muscles and more. Dermatologists offer collagen injections for the lips, collagen creams are available for the skin, and it’s used in plastic surgery of all types. It is also used in dentistry on the gums. Collagen is used so frequently, there are many studies on it. As a dietary supplement, InVite’s new collagen formula is produced with the highest quality ingredients from Brazil that are used in human clinical trials. It is extremely clean, pure and effective.
In addition, the new Collagen Hx® formula can be mixed in much more easily than our original formula! Per serving, this product has 3500 mg of Hydrolyzed Collagen and 250 mg Horsetail Rush Stem Extract, supplying 17.5mg Silica and 250 mg of standardized Boswellia Extract.
Jerry Hickey is a pharmacist and radio personality and fills the esteemed role of Scientific Director and President of Invite Health. He has spent his professional life analyzing nutritional information and medical studies with the aim of creating the highest quality and most natural nutraceuticals for user’s maximum health benefits. Here, Jerry speaks about the benefits of collagen…
Our new Collagen is in now stock. We have an upgraded supplement that’s fantastic. We actually got a hold of the collagen that’s used in human clinical trials. It’s a bio company called Rousselot. Rousselot is in Belgium, Spain and France. Recently, they came to the United States and Brazil. They’re the number one manufacturer of collagen in the world. We found Brazil as a source years ago, and the ingredients coming in are extremely clean. They are squeaky clean and very pure and of extremely high quality. Brazil’s herbs that are imported to the United States are the finest herbs in the world.
For instance, we get the acai berry from Brazil. In our Para Hx® formula, so many ingredients are from Brazil. We’ve been getting stuff from Brazil for years now, and it turns out they had the number one collagen in the world that was the exact same collagen they’ve used in human clinical trials. Now, human clinical trials have covered many areas; skin health, wrinkles, bone health and joint health, for example. Dermatologists use it because they give collagen injections into lips. They give collagen rubs for the skin. Dentists use it for the gums. It is used for burn victims. I mean there are literally hundreds of thousands of studies using collagen, because it’s used so frequently. This supplement is used by plastic surgeons in people. It turns out that we received the exact collagen used in the human clinical trials. It’s called the Peptan B 5000HS.
Collagen production in human body decreases with age. This is an important point. By the time you’re 25, your body starts to produce less collagen. Collagen production decreases at a rate of 1.5% per year. By the time you’re 45, that translates to a 30% loss of collagen. By the time you’re 60, you’ve lost more than half of your collagen. That affects your bones, your skin, your hair, your nails, your muscles and your waste. I mean everything; especially your joints. It is perfect for your joints. 90% of the organic mass of your bone is made out of collagen. Your bone is mostly collagen and calcium. That’s what makes your bone. Doctors learn in medical school how important collagen is for the bones, but they don’t learn about collagen supplementation for the bones. So, it’s important that these studies get around. 70% of your skin is made out of collagen and most of the rest is made out of an ingredient in collagen called hyaluronic acid which is a chain of thousands of sugars. In fact, the wrinkles are damaged sugars; they’re called hyaluronic acid. They’ve shown that, when you give collagen to people with wrinkles it helps smooth out the skin.
Approximately two-thirds of the cartilage in your joints is made out of collagen. They did a couple of studies now with the InVite Collagen. These are studies out of France and Japan, and these are with women in their 20s, women in their 50s and women in their 60s. They gave them a spoon of hydrolyzed collagen daily for six weeks and found that their skin became smoother, more flexible and more elastic. Dark spots that occur with age, such as liver spots were going away. It causes less sagginess of the skin. For them, the skin was nicer, it wasn’t as dull and it had a sheen to it. The dryness was reversing itself and it was becoming more hydrated. Now, this is very important for women who have sun-damaged skin. That’s what a wrinkle is. When you have a wrinkle, whether it’s from cigarette smoke or just a lot of cold weather and hot weather and dryness or the sun, the collagen and the sugars on the skin called hyaluronic acid are getting damaged. They’ve shown that when you give women the collagen, you start to fill in the wrinkles, you make the skin more elastic, you make the skin thicker and you improve the tone and the texture. You’re evening it out, even discolorations like liver spots. So, it really has a fantastic effect on the skin.
Let’s talk about bones; 90% of the organic mass of your bone is made out of collagen. This is important because they’ve shown that when they supplement people with hydrolyzed collagen, even within four weeks, it improves bone health. These studies are 24 weeks long though, and show that collagen helps with the bones. What they’ve shown is a couple interesting things. Your bone matrix, the organic part of your bone that looks almost like a spider web, is filled with calcium. That “spider web” is made out of collagen. So, when you take it, you’re laying the groundwork and you’re making the super structure. You’re making the framework for your skin. In other words, if you’re going to build a house, you can’t just put up a roof and a floor. You got to frame out the house. This supplement builds the frame for your bones and then the calcium and the Vitamin D and the other things go in there and strengthen it into bone, solidify it into bone and filling in the holes.
But something else happens. As you get older, your bone-building cells, which are called osteoblasts, don’t last long; they die at a really young age. Osteoclasts, the cells that destroy bone, go on living, though. So, that’s what they’re finding now. In older people, the bone-building cells don’t survive and the cells that dismantle bone, that destroy bone, they thrive, and you get a net loss of bone. So, in younger people, there’s a balance. They’re removing old bone while they’re building new bone. In older people, that doesn’t function properly any more. It’s just the opposite. Instead of building bone they’re just removing bone. They found that when they give older people collagen, it preferentially stimulates the osteoblasts, the cells that build your bone instead of the cells that destroy your bone called osteoclasts, thus, triggering bone building.
Case Western University and the University of Illinois Medical School over in Chicago both reviewed the studies on collagen and said this stuff is absolutely good for joint health, and the worse the joint health is, the better the stuff works. They also said given its importance for bones, it should be used in a bone-building program. So, if you’re on Fosamax, alendronate, any of those drugs that build bone, Evista, etc., just add collagen. It is remarkably important for building bones, and for joints.
Here’s a study from multiple orthopedic centers, a clinical trial on 250 patients. The patient’s knees were not healthy, so they supplemented them with hydrolyzed collagen for six months. This provided a good improvement in knee comfort and increased flexibility. In a different study, when they compared hydrolyzed collagen to glucosamine and chondroitin, it worked three times better than glucosamine and chondroitin. Glucosamine and chondroitin did have an effect; it did help people’s knees and hips, but the collagen worked 300% better. It was much more effective in helping people with their joints.
Hydrolyzed collagen breaks down bonds. It is a very big molecule and so is hyaluronic acid. So, you have to break down the bonds. In this study, they use hydrolyzed collagen which means the hyaluronic acid is smaller, the keratan sulfate, the chondroitin sulfate, and the collagen peptides themselves. It is easier for us to absorb and they are body-ready ingredients. They’re biologic. You don’t have to change or metabolize them in order for them to work. They go right to work for you. So, this is very important.
In your joint, there’s cartilage, hard rubbery substance on the end of the bone so the bones don’t rub together because the bones would not glide smoothly over one another. There would be a lot of friction and you would wear down your bones. So, you have these cartilage end-caps on your bones, this hard rubbery substance, and that has to be maintained. It’s maintained by a thin layer of fluid in the joint called synovial fluid. Now, that synovial fluid has many activities. One, it’s a shock absorber. So, when you take a step, that absorbs the shock from the body weight, and this way, it helps protect your knee health and your joint health, your hip health. So, that’s one thing the fluid does. But the fluid also, the new baby joint cells are born in that fluid. The new baby joint cells are born in that fluid and then, when you bend your knee, they rush into the cartilage end-capped on your bones and they lubricate it andhydrate it, but they also put the new baby cells in there. So, they heal it. They rejuvenate it. They keep it going. So, it’s a very important supplement for the maintenance and the health of your joint and your flexibility and making it easier to walk again, so you can get out there on the golf course or tennis court. So you can take walks and feel comfortable. So you can walk up and down stairs and get out of a chair or lift something. It’s great for your neck, your shoulder, your fingers, your elbow, your hip, your knee; it’s fantastic.
There you go, collagen is real stuff. You could take it for your knee, your hip, your neck, your back, your shoulder, but also for your hair, your nails, your skin, and also for your bones. If you’re on a bone-building regimen, you should be on collagen. It’s the ingredient that people don’t know about yet.
InVite’s upgraded Collagen Hx® formula is produced with ingredients from the top manufacturer in the world. Originally from Brazil, this high-quality collagen is extremely pure and clean. Brazil’s herbs that are imported to the United States are the finest herbs in the world. It is known in research as Peptan B 5000HS, and it is the same collagen that is used in human clinical trials.
Collagen is vitally important for your joints, your bones, your skin, your hair, your nails, your muscles and more. Collagen production decreases naturally with age – by the time you are 25, the rate at which your body produces collagen begins to decrease at a rate of about 1.5% a year. That means by age 45 you’ve lost about 30% of your body’s collagen, and by age 60 you’ve lost about half! Loss of collagen leads to problems throughout the body, so collagen supplementation is extremely important for strong bones, smooth skin, healthy nails, hair and more as we age. Collagen is used very often to smooth out wrinkles in the skin – 70% of your skin is collagen, and the other 30% is made out of an ingredient in collagen called hyaluronic acid – this is a chain of thousands of sugars. In fact, the wrinkles that form in our skin that appear as we age are the result of damaged sugars.
Bones are made out of calcium and collagen. Generally, we think of calcium as the most important component for bone health, but collagen is just as important - 90% of the organic mass of your bone is made out of collagen. What’s more, two thirds of the cartilage in joints is made out of collagen as well. If you are taking supplements to build strong, healthy bones, collagen should be a part of your regimen.
You can take collagen for almost any part of your body – bones, skin, joints, muscles, hair, skin, nails and more. Our upgraded Collagen Hx is top-quality, easily mixed in, and very effective for improving the rate of collagen production in an aging body.